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RedStarYellowSun
January 3rd, 2009, 03:45 AM
While trying to install "Veoh Web Player" on my laptop, I found this website:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=519189

Following its advice, I first installed Firefox (version 3.0.5 instead of the suggested 2.0.6) for Windows before installing Veoh.
But that is all that I have been able to do. The Veoh Web Player window just closes up and requests me to send an error report, instead.
It seems that this works only on the outdated VeohTV Player. (sigh)

Please help. All useful advise is most appreciated.

Thanks for your time.

Take care,
RedStarYellowSun

Raynman37
January 9th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Yes, I tried the method you were using and it does not work with the newest Veoh Web Player Beta. I had the same problem where you would start it up, and then it would quit and bring up a bug reporting tool. If I were you, I would report it seeing as this is a Beta and they may fix it for the final release.

EDIT: I noticed on the download page it says you need Windows XP SP2 or greater for it to run. There may be some part of the player that uses DirectX or something like that. It sounds like the same problems in ran into trying to play my Netflix instant queue on Ubuntu.

Also if you have enough RAM and space on your hard drive, you could use Virtualbox and run Windows XP. I did this and the Veoh Web Player runs perfectly. Here's a screenshot:

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj443/Raynman37/veohvirtual.png

cariboo
January 9th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Doesn't Miro (http://www.getmiro.com/) do the same thing, and as a plus it is in the repositories so there is no need to try and get it to work with wine, or in a vm. You can use synaptic to install it.

Jim

RedStarYellowSun
January 11th, 2009, 04:15 AM
Yes, I tried the method you were using and it does not work with the newest Veoh Web Player Beta. I had the same problem where you would start it up, and then it would quit and bring up a bug reporting tool. If I were you, I would report it seeing as this is a Beta and they may fix it for the final release.

EDIT: I noticed on the download page it says you need Windows XP SP2 or greater for it to run. There may be some part of the player that uses DirectX or something like that. It sounds like the same problems in ran into trying to play my Netflix instant queue on Ubuntu.

Also if you have enough RAM and space on your hard drive, you could use Virtualbox and run Windows XP. I did this and the Veoh Web Player runs perfectly. Here's a screenshot:

http://i555.photobucket.com/albums/jj443/Raynman37/veohvirtual.png

Thanks for the advice. I have no problem anymore.
By the way, how did you get your Ubuntu to look so awesome? We both have the same version 8.10 but yours looks cooler than the original. How'd you do it?

Thanks for your time.

Take care,
RedStarYellowSun

RedStarYellowSun
January 11th, 2009, 04:17 AM
Doesn't Miro (http://www.getmiro.com/) do the same thing, and as a plus it is in the repositories so there is no need to try and get it to work with wine, or in a vm. You can use synaptic to install it.

Jim

Kind of... It works a lot like the awesome original of Veoh: VeohTV Beta (which I miss so greatly). Thanks!

Take care,
RedStarYellowSun

GmoUnit
January 29th, 2009, 08:18 PM
i still cant play full length videos that are hosted on veoh even with miro what an easy way to play full length videos on veoh i already installed vwp beta and it exits and does the bug report